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A goose in the yard yearns for a barn,

and the penned bird, to go free.

The returning salmon yearns for the tarn

from which its fry will flee.


Elsewhere ... what is its lasting charm

for the creature in misery?

A fisherman longs for the land-locked farm

its tenant would trade for the sea.


Timothy Murphy



From Very Far North, The Waywiser Press,
London, England, 2002.  Reprinted by
permission of the author.

by Grapholina

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